Carrboro Town Hall, along with other prominent buildings across the country, will be illuminated in orange tonight to honor the victims killed and injured in acts of gun violence around the country.
The #WearOrange campaign called “Light and Unite,” was started by Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization that works to promote gun violence awareness.
The effort focuses on the color orange, the color worn by hunters to protect themselves and others from gunfire and was adopted as a symbol of the movement seeking sensible gun regulation after the death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old killed in Chicago in 2013.
This event comes exactly one month after the deadliest mass shooting in modern history, where a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured.
An average of 93 Americans are killed with guns every day, and on average there have been at least 18 mass shootings a year since 2009.
According to The Town of Carrboro website, the event serves as a nightly reminder of the lack of action on the part of federal leaders in response to this epidemic.